Greg Keelor

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Greg Keelor
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Background information
Birth name James Gregory Keelor
Born (1954-08-29) August 29, 1954 (age 60)
Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Rock, country
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Blue Rodeo, The Unintended
Website gregkeelor.com

James Gregory "Greg" Keelor (born August 29, 1954) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as a member of the band Blue Rodeo, where he shares song writing and vocal duties with Jim Cuddy. Keelor has also released three solo albums and appeared as a guest musician on albums by Crash Vegas and Melissa McClelland. He participated, along with Rick White and members of The Sadies, in the supergroup The Unintended.

Keelor has been friends with Jim Cuddy since both attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute high school. When they both had finished University, they decided to form a band which they called the Hi-Fi's along with Jim Sublett on drums and Malcolm Schell playing bass. The band released a single in 1980 featuring "I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)" and on the B side "Look What You've Done". The record was not a big commercial success, though, and when they couldn't get a record deal in Toronto, they headed off to New York. [1] A while after returning to Toronto from New York, Keelor and Cuddy formed Blue Rodeo.

Keelor is also a producer, having co-produced Blue Rodeo's Lost Together and solo-producing Cuff the Duke's albums Way Down Here and Morning Comes.

Keelor also composed an original soundtrack for the 2010 Canadian Western comedy Gunless.[2]

In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada along with Jim Cuddy, "for their contributions to Canadian music and for their support of various charitable causes".[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

For albums of Blue Rodeo see Blue Rodeo
Year Album CAN
1996 Gone 95
2005 Seven Songs for Jim
2006 Aphrodite Rose
2010 Gunless- The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2010 Down and Out in Upalong (with Travis Good and Gordon Pinsent)[4]

Singles[edit]

For singles of Blue Rodeo see Blue Rodeo
Year Title CAN AC Album
1997 "White Marble Ganesh" 44 Gone

Producer[edit]

Year Title Artist
2009 Way Down Here Cuff the Duke
2011 Morning Comes Cuff the Duke

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panontin, Michael. "Review of Hi-Fi's I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)". http://www.canuckistanmusic.com/. Canuckistan Music. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Blue Rodeo- Better Off As We Are". Exclaim Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Good Pinsent Keelor". Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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